Optical Illusions and understanding vision!

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+38 1. Xeromyr commented 11 years ago

While the internet is my favorite place in the world -- TED is my favorite place in the internet.
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-13 2. irishgek commented 11 years ago

It took me a few goes to get what he was on about ...he ment same color on that first one but im sorry he explained it wrong as at first its like he is asking same position color never came in to my head as i knew straight away there both the same just the background changing our perception

And the green red dot test ...try playing a game on nvidea card wi h th 3d opt on on after 10 mins playing with the red cyan glasses on if you stop take them off the world looks very very strange your eyes are totally confused

8:05 is so wierd take a screen shot cut the 2 squares out in paint and put them on black they are the same colour i doubted it so much and then i was like ...okay ...wierd
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+12 3. smacker commented 11 years ago

Illusion won't work on bees. :)
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+11 4. gazh commented 11 years ago

how incredible, i never knew it was so simple to understand!
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+35 5. 13wallace13 commented 11 years ago

Don't skip just because its long. Its worth it
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+11 6. sitaauk commented 11 years ago

that could have been me if I had physics teacher like him in high school... well, see you, my shift in Burger King is about to start
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+9 7. cincodemayo commented 11 years ago

#5, I will take combo #(removed comment). super size it please.
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+7 8. etplayer commented 11 years ago

"How we see is by constantly redefining normality"

......pretty much says it all about the entire Human Condition, doesn't it?
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+8 9. DarkiKun commented 11 years ago

completely worth the time it took to watch, in fact ... ill watch it again!
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-3 10. RodrigoSoza commented 11 years ago

This guy was fighting before the presentation... must put some better clothes for such a important presentation... respect !
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+6 11. chickychick33- commented 11 years ago

I love this stuff. Very interesting. Take the time to watch it. Remember, knowledge is power. :*
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+8 12. archis commented 11 years ago

Some interesting facts:
-Color blind (see black and white) usually are predators, they dont need colors to hunt. Many animals(including us) see in colors (blue, red, green) and we need this skill to find plants, fruits. But the most interesting are the birds, unlike us, they can see ultraviolet too. When they look at each other they fethers are even more beatiful.

-the eyes are always moving, even if you stare at one dot. Thats why you see rotating circles in some illsuions. If the eyes would not move, we simply would be blind, the brain is ignoring constant signals and notices only changes. Your brains now is ignoring temparature, pressure from the chair you sit, pressure from the clothes you wear.
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+4 13. trancetunes (moderator) commented 11 years ago

Quite an eye-opening talk! :)

Seriously, though, one question for anyone who might know.. When I looked at the white dot between the green and red squares, and then back to the desert, the red tint was on the LEFT instead of the right (and the green was on the RIGHT instead of the left). What does that mean??
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-11 14. kaleemyork commented 11 years ago

i don't have time for long video thanks for upload :)
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+6 15. Last-word commented 11 years ago

#14
No time for long video means missing out on great stuff!
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+4 16. jezarocks91 commented 11 years ago

#13 i'm pretty sure thats the correct illusion.. i had the same with the colour tints fliped. Unless it means we both have cancer?
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+3 17. wilkinsun commented 11 years ago

Very Good.
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0 18. Naxxie commented 11 years ago

Thank you captain obvious...
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+2 19. Sizzlik (admin) commented 11 years ago

#13 because both halfs of the brain work inependent and hate each other..they want to talk on their own and fool you on their mission
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0 20. LightAng3l commented 11 years ago

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It's because green is a lighter color than reed. The eyes adjust to the green/reed color as light/dark patterns. As in all situations when the eye looks at a light/dark scene it adjusts this way :

Light = less light intake (closed iris, interlaced eyelashes)
Dark = more light intake (dilated pupils, wide opened eyes)

So the eyes adjust to different scenes, and then confronted with an identical scene...let me explain.

When you look at the desert scene, the eyes still expect the light/dark pattern, but instead they get an identical image. It takes a little time for the eyes to adjust so in the meantime you see the left image in a darker tone because the eye was expecting a light tone so it's overloaded. On the other hand the right eye is overcompensating and needs time to adjust so it sees the image with a lighter tone.

Applying this dark-left and light-right pattern to the desert image the one on the left appears redish because the eye expected more light (because of the green), and the desert appears brighter on the right because the eye expected a darker image (because of the red)

When the eye stop over/under compensating the images appear the same.

That's why the desert appeared red where the green was, because it was darker... and darker orange = red.
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+2 21. asdfas commented 11 years ago

Man I just love his voice. So calming and intriguing.